19 - 20 September 2022
Exhibition Timings: 11:00 - 20:00
Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Seminar Agenda

Monday, 19th September 2022
Seminar Hub 1: Local Spotlight
11:30 – 12:00

Opening Remarks

Hub 1
12:00 – 1:00

Prayer Break | Healthy Lunch Break

Hub 1
1:00 – 1:45

Visionary Leadership Panel: Unpacking Saudi Vision 2030 in context of the Event Landscape

Hub 1
1:45 – 2:00

Break

Hub 1
2:00 – 2:45

Panel Discussion: Breaking Barriers to Entry: Event Permits & Licensing Simplified

Hub 1
2:45 – 3:00

Break

Hub 1
3:00 – 3:30

Event Safety – Who is Responsible?

Hub 1
Speaker
Steve Kearney
Managing Partner,
Gallowglass Health & Safety LLP
3:30 – 3:45

Break

Hub 1
3:45 – 4:30

Panel Discussion: Going the Extra Mile: Creating Engaging Experiences for your Audience

Hub 1
Speaker
Alice Martin
Account Director,
BE Experiential
Moderator
4:30 – 5:00

Entertainment

Hub 1
5:00 – 5:30

Keynote: Prioritising Crowd Safety & Management for your Events

Hub 1
Speakers
Steven Coleman
Managing Director,
ESM Crowd Management
5:30 – 5:45

Break

Hub 1
5:45 – 6:15

Fireside Chat: A Candid Conversation about KSA’s Changing Event Horizon

Hub 1
6:15 – 6:30

Break

Hub 1
6:30 – 7:10

Networking Session

Hub 1

End of Day One

Hub 1
Seminar Hub 2: Global Innovation
11:30 – 12:00

Keynote Address: Future proofing the Growth of the Event Industry through technology, collaboration and sustainability

Hub 2
12:00 – 1:15

Prayer Break | Healthy Lunch Break

Hub 2
1:15 – 1:45

Case Study: Harnessing the Power of Brand Storytelling at Events

Hub 2
Speaker
Mohammed Tayem
Founder & CEO,
entourage
1:45 – 2:00

Break

Hub 2
2:00 – 2:45

Panel Discussion: Discovering the Emerging Trends Shaping the Future of Event Technology

Hub 2
Speaker
Moderator
Abhaysingh Chawan
Director Sales and Marketing,
Rayqube Future Tech
3:00 – 3:30

Keynote: Analytics with Impact: Turning Big Data into Actionable Insights

Hub 2
3:30 – 3:45

Break

Hub 2
3:45 – 4:30

Panel Discussion: Go Green: Embedding Sustainable Strategies from the Get-go

Hub 2
4:30 – 4:45

Break

Hub 2
4:45 – 5:30

Panel Discussion: Hybrid Events: Best of Both Worlds?

Hub 2
Speakers
Sankalp Sharma
Co-Founder & CEO,
Rayqube Future Tech
Moderator
5:30 – 5:45

Break

Hub 2
5:45 – 6:15

Exclusive Case Study: Revolutionizing Event Registration using Technology

Hub 2
6:15 – 6:45

Entertainment

Hub 2
6:45 – 7:30

Panel Discussion: Taking the Lead: Addressing Diversity, Equality & Inclusion in the Events Space

Hub 2

End Of Day One

Hub 2
Tuesday, 20th September 2022
Seminar Hub 1: Local Spotlight
11:30 – 12:00

Case Study: Game On: Spotlight on Saudi’s Gaming & Esports Sector

Hub 1
12:00 – 1:00

Prayer Break | Healthy Lunch Break

Hub 1
1:00 – 1:45

Panel Discussion: Underground to Mainstream: Saudi’s Music Scene takes Centre Stage

Hub 1
Speaker
Jimi-ElGohary
Head of Department – Entertainment & Culture,
Event Lab
Moderator
1:45 – 2:00

Break

Hub 1
2:00 – 2:30

Keynote: Master the Art of Corporate Gifting

Hub 1
2:30 – 2:45

Break

Hub 1
2:45 – 3:30

Panel Discussion: Transforming the Recruitment Game in the Events Industry & Beyond

Hub 1
Speaker
Nadim Jamal
Managing Director and Co-Founder,
Event Lab
Moderator
3:30 – 3:45

Break

Hub 1
3:45 – 4:30

Keynote: Capitalizing on the world's fastest-growing Entertainment Destination

Hub 1
4:30 – 4:45

Break

Hub 1
4:45 – 5:15

Keynote: The Art of Staffing: Balancing Freelancers, Clients & Technology

Hub 1
Speaker
Pramit Sethi
MD,
Xenial Events
5:30 – 5:45

Break

Hub 1
5:45 – 6:30

Panel Discussion: Mind the Gap: Gearing up to fill the Skills Gap in the Industry

Hub 1
6:30 – 7:00

Entertainment

Hub 1

End of Day 2

Hub 1
Seminar Hub 2: Global Innovation
11:30 – 12:00

Keynote: Think Big, Act Small: Creating Impact one Event at a time

Hub 2
12:00 – 1:00

Prayer Break | Healthy Lunch Break

Hub 2
1:00 – 1:45

Panel Discussion: Real Talk: Discussing Mental Health & Wellness within the Events Industry

Hub 2
Speaker
Dan Bolton
Owner & Director,
BE Experiential & Dan Bolton Creative Management Agency
Moderator
1:45 – 2:00

Break

Hub 2
2:00 – 2:45

Panel Discussion: Winning the War on Talent: Attracting & Retaining the Right Talent to resonate with your Company Culture

Hub 2
2:45 – 3:00

Break

Hub 2
3:00 – 3:30

Keynote: Expert Series: How to Successfully Manage Large-Scale Sporting Events?

Hub 2
Speaker
Salem Al Sulaimani
Operations Director,
Flash Entertainment
3:30 – 3:45

Break

Hub 2
3:45 – 4:30

Fireside Chat: Pioneering the Future of Live Events & Unmissable Experiences across the region

Hub 2
Speaker
John Lickrish
CEO,
Flash Entertainment
Moderator
4:30 – 5:00

Entertainment

Hub 2
5:00 – 5:45

Panel Discussion: Agile & Adaptable: The Leaders of Tomorrow

Hub 2
Speakers
John Lickrish
CEO,
Flash Entertainment
Khalid Al Hammadi
VP Event Services,
DWTC
Moderator
5:45 – 6:15

Break

Hub 2
6:15 – 6:45

Case Study: Decoding the Power of Experiential Events

Hub 2
6:45 – 7:00

Break

Hub 2
7:00 – 7:30

Networking Activity

Hub 2

End of Day 2

Hub 2